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Divorce Rate Going Down?

“No way!” you must be thinking. Every town’s gossip is full of stories of people getting divorced left and right. And I have heard on multiple occasions that “over 50% of people who get married get divorced!” I mean I can still hear my grandmother in my head, “these kids nowadays just don’t know how … Continue reading

Court is Not Like the Television

McIlveen Family Law Firm assists clients in the process of transitioning from one chapter in their lives to the next. This transition for many is emotionally difficult.  So many people are drawn to the concept of “winning,” or righting a wrong.  Court is not like the television. Just because there is a judge does not … Continue reading

Cruise and Holmes Divorce Now Officially Closed

Filed court records in a New York City court indicated that the Cruise-Holmes high-profile divorce case is now officially closed. Millions of people from all over the world have been glued to all news related to the divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise who have been married for five years. The superstar couple married … Continue reading

North Carolina Resident Charged With Bigamy

A man from Jacksonville, North Carolina was recently charged with bigamy (also known as polygamy) soon after his first wife called the police and turned him in. According to reports, the man was arrested for being married to two different women at the same time. After some research, marriage records at the county’s register of … Continue reading

Child actors turned adult lawyers | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies

Child actors turned adult lawyers By Michael Krumboltz | Movie Talk – Sat, Jun 23, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Many assume that any former child actor who is no longer in the public eye must be a complete and total mess. That assumption may be depressingly accurate much of the time, but it doesn’t apply to Jeff … Continue reading

Oops! My marriage was a mistake. . .

“Oops! My marriage was a mistake and I just want to have it annulled.” Truth is there are only a few instances where this is actually going to work out in favor of the annulment. Some questions to ask yourself. • Were either of you still married to someone else at the time of the … Continue reading

Requirements for Divorce in N.C.

You can get a divorce in N.C. if you have been separated from your spouse for at least one year and at least one of you has lived in N.C. for the last 6 months. Remember that getting a divorce does end all rights to have marital property divided and it also ends any claims … Continue reading

North Carolina Divorce Seminar

What Everyone Needs To Know About Divorce But Is Afraid To Ask If you are considering separation or divorce you need to attend this information packed seminar. Explore the legal, financial and emotional support resources available during the divorce process. Learn what to expect during a divorce and how to prepare for this challenge with … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Here Is Your Chance to Decide What I Write About in 2012! Please vote for what you would like to read about and I promise to include articles on that topic.

Welcome to the McIlveen Family Law Firm’s New Blog

Welcome to the new Gastonia Family Law blog, a custom blog to keep you updated on family law issues brought to you by the McIlveen Family Law Firm. We are a family law firm in Gastonia, N.C. We handle everything related to family law including adoption, alimony, child support, custody, divorce, mediation, property, and separation … Continue reading

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